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Des Moines-based broker Voya Financial Advisors (VFA) has been fined $1 million in a cybersecurity case that’s the first under the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule. VFA has agreed to pay the fines in relation to a case that saw their systems compromised and the personal information of thousands of the firm’s customers at risk.

sec-300x198The SEC announced this week that it has charged VFA with violating the Safeguards Rule and the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule. These rules were designed to protect customers from cyberattack activity, and protect customers and their confidential information.

In April 2016, over a six-day period, one or more individuals posing as an independent contractor called VFA’s technical support number to request portal password resets for three representatives. Two of those calls came from phone numbers that were used in previous fraudulent activities. Technical support personnel not only reset these passwords but provided the usernames as well.

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Silver Law Group is investigating claims involving National Securities’ sale of Restoration Robotics to investors through its IPO and in Reg D or private placement offerings.

If you invested in Restoration Robotics common stock or in a private placement and would like to discuss your legal rights, please contact our firm.  There is no cost or obligation to you.  You can also contact us by calling Scott L. Silver toll free at (800) 975-4345 or by sending an e-mail to ssilver@silverlaw.com.

A lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of all those who purchased Restoration common stock pursuant or traceable to the Company’s Initial Public Offering (the “IPO” or “Offering”) that commenced on October 12, 2017 and closed on October 16, 2017. The case, Guerrini v. Restoration Robotics, Inc. et al., No. 18-cv-03712 was filed on June 21, 2018, and has been assigned to Judge Edward John Davila.

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A class action has been filed against Restoration Robotics, Inc. (“HAIR”), National Securities Corporation (“National Securities”) and others. The complaint alleges that Restoration Robotics negligently issued untrue statements of material facts in, and omitted to state material facts required to be started from, the prospectus issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering (“IPO”).  At the time of the IPO, Restoration Robotics sold approximately 4 million shares at a price of $7.00 per share.  Restoration Robotics stock has dropped dramatically trading under $3.00 a share on June 22, 2018.

National Securities served as an underwriter for the Company’s IPO agreeing to purchase 2,145,000 shares of the Company common stock, exclusive any over-allotment option.  National Securities previously served as Restoration Robotics investment banker raising several million dollars in a Reg D offering in 2016.  According to the complaint, National Securities collected fees from commissions and discounts in excess of $1,100,000 in the IPO.

According to the class action complaint, Restoration Robotics was incorporated in 2002 under the laws of the State of Delaware.  At the time of the IPO, the Company also had three wholly-owned subsidiaries: (i) Restoration Robotics, Inc. Limited, (ii) Restoration Robotics Europe Limited, Incorporated, and (iii) Restoration Robotics Korea Yuhan Hoesa, Incorporated.

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Silver Law Group announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Cancer Genetics, Inc. (“Cancer Genetics” or the “Company”) (CGIX) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and docketed under 18-cv-06353, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Cancer Genetics securities between March 23, 2017 through April 2, 2018, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), seeking to recover damages caused by defendants’ violations of the federal securities laws and to pursue remedies under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, against the Company and certain of its top officials.

If you are a shareholder who purchased Cancer Genetics securities between March 23, 2017, and April 2, 2018, both dates inclusive, you have until June 4, 2018, to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.  To discuss this action, contact Scott L. Silver at ssilver@silverlaw.com or (800) 975-4345 toll-free. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and the number of shares purchased.

Cancer Genetics is a diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary genomic tests and services to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and response to treatment (theranosis) of cancer. Cancer Genetics went public in 2013 raising approximately $6,000,000.  The lead underwriters were Aegis Capital Group and Feltl & Company, Inc.

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Silver Law Group settles a Class Action Complaint on behalf of a group of investors which generally alleged Regions Bank assisted U.S. Pension Trust Corp (“USPT”) in the sale of unregistered securities and failed to properly disclose the high fees and costs of the program. Plaintiffs pursued a class action because many investors were located internationally and a class action was an appropriate vehicle to pursue damages.  The SEC had previously charged USPT with violating the federal securities laws and entered judgment against USPT in September 2010.  Plaintiffs alleged Defendants violated the Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act and aided and abetted the unregistered sale of securities, amongst other claims.

The victims were primarily from Latin America and over 5,000 investors were identified as potential class members.  A United States District Court Judge in Miami appointed Silver Law Group and its co-counsel as attorneys to represent the Plaintiffs.  The Plaintiffs further alleged Regions advised USPT on the design and content of marketing materials, had a role in drafting documents, participated in sales conventions and was paid as the trustee on USPT trust accounts.  The class action ultimately settled for approximately $13 million.  The case was reported by the Daily Business Review.

If you have questions about your legal rights, or have been the victim of investment fraud, please contact Scott Silver of the Silver Law Group for a free consultation at ssilver@silverlaw.com or Toll Free at (800) 975-4345.

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